‘Actions of an Idiot’: Tim Kaine Fires Back at Donald Trump in ‘Late Show’ Debut

In an interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine joked about being “America’s stepdad” but also got serious discussing Donald Trump’s immigration stance and the GOP nominee calling Hillary Clinton a “bigot.”

Kaine’s appearance on “The Late Show” airs tonight on CBS. It is his first appearance on a late-night talk show as a vice presidential candidate. He previously appeared on “The Daily Show” in 2010.

When asked by Colbert about Trump’s immigration pivot, Kaine offered up some harsh words for the GOP nominee in Spanish.

“I don’t buy it,” he said, switching to Spanish and adding, “He’s always fighting against the Latin community with words of ill will and the actions of an idiot.”

Trump made headlines this week when he appeared to be softening his immigration stance in a town hall that aired on Fox News. Today, he told CNN that there would be no path to legalization for undocumented immigrants, but it remains unclear if he plans to deport all of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States if he is elected.

Kaine, a fluent Spanish speaker, gave most of his response on Trump’s immigration stance in Spanish. After giving his response, Colbert asked, “What is the Spanish word for pander?”

Kaine joked the word doesn’t exist in Spanish and said it’s unique to the American political system.

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